Australia is known by the
Aussies as 'The Lucky Country' and the name is well justified!
Stunning coastlines, ancient mountains, deserts, reefs,
rainforests and cosmopolitan cities. An astounding diversity of
wildlife and unspoilt landscapes to enjoy. Both ancient and modern
Australia is sure to surprise and delight you.
Australia is big. The land area of Australia is 7.69 million
square kilometres, making Australia only slightly smaller than the
USA mainland and nearly thirty times the size of New Zealand. So
how do you get around Australia? If you are on a short trip, you
will need to travel by air. Australia's
airlines provide extensive coverage allowing you to hop
quickly between cities and sights. In between Australia has an
enormous network of well-maintained roads and highways with some
of the most beautiful road touring in the world
Australia's remoteness from the rest of the world and it's
vastness have produced and protected a wonderful range of
wildlife, kangaroos, parrots, wombats, and lizards are easy to
see. Flora from rainforest to desert cacti, landscapes from coral
reefs to ancient mountains, it's all here.
Dive the reefs, ride a camel to dinner, hike, bike or relax, be
independent, take a tour with a knowledgeable guide, do it in a
day or enjoy a multi day experience such as the Great Ocean Road
or a great Barrier Reef overnight cruise. Many of Australia's
accommodations are based in areas of natural significance and
offer activities and experiences to make sure you get the very
best from your Australia Holiday.
The Australian summer from Dec-Feb is
warm and sunny
and you can enjoy lazy days on the beach and typical Aussie meals
cooked on the barbecue. Summer is the rainy season in our tropical
regions in the north that brings our lush rainforests to life.
Spring and autumn are mild and are the best seasons for bush walks
and discovering nature.
The Australian winter Jun-Aug is generally mild, but offers snow
on the snow fields in the southern mountain regions. At the same
time our northern states have balmy 24 degrees Celsius
temperatures and offers the best time to visit there.
Map of Australia & Regions